Title

Performance of existing prognostic factors for colorectal cancer prognosis - a critical view

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

10-2001

Abstract

Physicians use several prognostic factors to determine the state of a patient who is in the follow-up program of colorectal cancer. Casting this prognosis problem as a pattern classification problem, we have attempted to find how efficient the prognostic factors are for the classification. We have specifically chosen sixteen most important prognostic factors for conducting experiments. The experimental results show with strong evidence that the chosen prognostic factors have limited discriminatory capability, and hence their use in prognosis may not improve the prognostic efficiency satisfactorily. We present the data analysis and experimental results based on the real data collected from Singapore General Hospital.

Keywords

Classification, Colorectal cancer, Follow-up program, Prognosis, Prognostic factors

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Health Information Technology

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Building New Bridges at the Frontiers of Engineering and Medicine: 2001 Conference Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 25-28 October 2001, Istanbul, Turkey

Volume

4

First Page

3909

Last Page

3912

ISBN

9780780372115

Identifier

10.1109/IEMBS.2001.1019695

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ